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I lost my mechanical transport about 10 days ago, volvo sploded on highway.
Rescued by angel on freeway, complete with cherubic blond curls and confidence,
towed me to safety. It was truly a miracle. But now I am back on the (no speeds) bicycle,
and have to say I have missed the pedaling and the fatigue it causes me. And I had just
bought new car tires for 6 hundred.. I am so sorry you all got ripped off, sorry-er that others are that desparate. So many folks here homeless, so many of them are doing their best not to be violent.
Bummer about the bikes. Silver lining in some exercise, I suppose.
Recently, an adventurous fella came by to help himself to our avocado tree. Couldn’t see him at first, but we heard him. I walked out the door with a bow, and an arrow knocked. He took one look, dropped the backpack full of avocados, and took off running. I never raised it or drew, but I don’t think he’ll be back. As he ran off, I called: “Thanks for picking the avocados for us!”
The ironic part is that if he had only asked, I would have given him a few freely.
Good thing there’s no software or ‘auto fire’ on a bow. 😅
"I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t land the plane right now." Lol.
I admire your resilience. Most people in the West would totally freak out if they lost their transport and got robbed by some mafia types. But you just take it in your stride. Much respect to you.
You people that live in the future have the most interesting lives! (I just CAN'T help myself...). I wish you all all the best. Things take care of themselves when we keep our cool. Related: I have been walking 4 miles daily for, like, 14 years, and one of my neighbours "commutes" to work by foot, 5 km in, 5 km back!
With regard to the lost jet, Rats from Outer Space would like to deny involvement: https://ratsays.substack.com/p/lost-jet
Amy, your eyes have seen adversity.........yet you know how to keep on.
You and Jeff Childers have an amazing knack for merging hard news with good humor. That’s the spirit! I always get an lol and “like” your posts with a smile on my face. Thanks much!
fake engine parts also turn up in United Airplanes…
Good stuff for sure. I'm wickedly talented at figuring people out.
I definitely feel that I Amy is a very wonderful and healthy human-:)
Up in the UP (MI)...,you are a beautiful spirit, Amy. God be with with you as you continue to navigate the intricacies of the human spirit and never stopping.
Is AI now flying the planes? 🤨
Regarding Phuket immigration personnel taking unflattering head photos, they have a close competitor - Costco! I have been a member for over 15 years and every photo taken has been shocking. I have resorted at times to ‘misplacing’ my card so that I could have a new one with a chance of getting a half decent photo that made me look less subhuman than the previous abomination they printed on the plastic card. Every time, they rose to the challenge and succeeded in providing a new photo - that was worse than the previous. To add insult to injury, at the checkouts, the cashiers seemed to be satisfied it was a true likeness - shock, horror! As a result of my failure to get a credible likeness, I gave up and hung onto the last card in fear of what their camera would produce if I tried for another photo. The card eventually became scratched and the photo very faded - thank goodness - and the cashiers at check out said I should get a replacement card. No way! I had made peace with the scratched semi-human caricature on my card and was in no hurry to replace it. I didn’t have the fortitude to bear the angst of what horror the Costco camera would create - again.
Anyway, I recently called into Costco to price up for some new tyres - good price but none in stock for at least a month - and feeling depressed I would have to pay more elsewhere as I couldn’t wait for a new stock delivery - decided to bite the bullet and get a replacement Costco card - with the dreaded new photo. Talk about kick oneself when already feeling down…
I tentatively approached the reception desk with my request and presented my worn, tattered card. The lovely lady said “of course you can have a new card to replace that old thing” and pointed me in the direction of the camera stand. We did have a bit of a laugh and joke about my previous card / picture and my reasons for hanging onto it. She took my photo and presented me with my new card - and it was a recognisable me on the picture - hallelujah. After all the previous dubious offerings by Costco, I finally had a decent picture!!! I viewed it as an object of wonder and felt a great sense of achievement. I finally had a Costco card that had, dare I say it, a nice photo of me. I am securely guarding my new card. I don’t want to lose it, ever…